Handsome Testimonials

Description

Handsome Testimonials by Ristretto Apps lets you easily display attractive and eye catching testimonials on your site that evoke your customer’s trust, made easy with Handsome Testimonials by Ristretto Apps. Handsome Testimonials by Ristretto Apps gives you, the WordPress user, super-powers with the ability to magically create great looking testimonials right from the get-go. The plugin comes with modern testimonial designs that can be highly customized.

Handsome Testimonials Pro by Ristretto Apps

Pro does everything you need!

  • Auto Rotate between Testimonials
  • List on Page in Custom Order
  • List or Rotate by Specific Category
  • Add Star Ratings
  • Submission Form to Collect Testimonials from Customers
  • Super Responsive Email Support and Setup Help
  • PLUS more….

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Why Handsome Testimonials by Ristretto Apps? Here’s Why . . .

Don’t like to mess with shortcodes? No problem! Handsome Testimonials includes an easy testimonial generator which lets you instantly change colors, font sizes, alignment, rounded corners, shadows, alignment, and so much more. Get things looking exactly the way you want it by seeing a live preview of your testimonial before inserting into the page.

  • Randomly Rotate between Testimonials with Each New Page Load
  • Easy Testimonial Creator & Customizer with live preview
  • Free Beautiful Designs
  • Easily add Testimonials to Sidebar Widgets using the Apps Widget
  • Change color of title, subtitle, body text
  • Change background color
  • Change font size of any text
  • Change image size and alignment
  • Add and adjust borders of any width and color
  • Add a shadow to a customer image
  • Choose round or square images
  • Choose rounded corners for borders
  • Specify width of testimonials
  • Align left, right, or center
  • Save testimonial settings and retrieve them to use in different area of the site

Pro Features

  • Auto Rotate between Testimonials (by category or all available)
  • List Testimonials in Custom Order (by category or all available)
  • Create Categories
  • Star Ratings
  • Front-End Submission Form to Collect Testimonials from Customers
  • Passionate Email Support Team to Help with Setup and Troubleshooting

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Features Coming Soon

  • More Awesome Designs
  • Display random testimonial on page refresh

Note: This plugin is actively being developed. We’re far from done and are adding new features, functionality, and fixes daily. If there’s a feature you want but we don’t have yet, please let us know

Customizing Your Testimonials

Our testimonial shortcode generator will give you the ability to make the following customizations:

  • Design: Choose preset design
  • Image Shadow: Add a drop shadow
  • Image Size: Select image size
  • Image Alignment: Choose between left/right/center
  • Image Location: Display image before or after text in testimonials
  • Title Color: Change color of the title
  • Title Size: Change font size of title
  • Text Color: Change color of body text
  • Font Size: Change size of body text
  • Text Alignment: Choose between left/right/center to align text
  • Subtitle Color: Color of subtitle text
  • Subtitle Size: Font size of subtitle text
  • Subtitle Italics: Choose to make subtitles italic
  • Testimonial Border: Choose whether to have a border
  • Border Width: Set the thicknesses of the border if border is enabled
  • Border Color: Color of border
  • Background Color: Color of the background
  • Round Corners: Choose to enable round corners
  • Testimonial Width: Set the width
  • Testimonial Height: Set the height
  • Testimonial alignment: Choose between left/right/center to align blocks
  • Testimonial ID: Set the specific ID of the testimonials you’d like to display

Feature Request?
Feel free to send us a message: [http://ristrettoapps.com/about/]

Testimonials Are Crucial to Your Success

Social Proof is one of six principles of Influence. People are particularly susceptible to it when they’re feeling uncertain about a company or brand. When a potential customer lands on your site, how will they feel about your brand? Most website visitors don’t immediately trust a new brand. Hence the power of a great testimonial.

Good Looking Testimonials equal Good Looking Sales Reports.
Sorry, but it’s true! Having a positive testimonial that looks ugly or out of date can end up resulting in a net gain of zero! This is why we’ve worked hard to give you the ability to create beautiful testimonials in an instant.

A beautifully written and attractive looking testimonial from past happy customers reassures the potential customer that purchasing from your company is the right decision to make.

Why We Made Handsome Testimonials by Ristretto Apps.
Thoughtfully designed testimonials, that look good from the get-go and were easy to create, have been a struggle for many WordPress users. Until now. Handsome Testimonials by Ristretto Apps designs are modern, sheik and very customizable, right out of the box.

Screenshots

  • Easy Interface to Create Beautiful Testimonials with Live Preview (Admin Area)
  • Customize colors for borders and all testimonial text (Design 1)
  • Choose orientation, portrait or landscape (Design 2)
  • Set width to either maximum or set a specific width (Design 1)
  • Use testimonial shortcodes in sidebar widgets

Installation

  1. Install either via the WordPress.org plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the Testimonials menu of your WordPress Administration area and add new testimonials
  4. In your Edit Page or Post screen, click the “Insert Testimonial” button above the text editor
  5. Customize your testimonial using the shortcode generator interface and click “Generate Shortcode” when you’re satisifed with the testimonial preview

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Install either via the WordPress.org plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the Testimonials menu of your WordPress Administration area and add new testimonials
  4. In your Edit Page or Post screen, click the “Insert Testimonial” button above the text editor
  5. Customize your testimonial using the shortcode generator interface and click “Generate Shortcode” when you’re satisifed with the testimonial preview
How do I display a testimonial I’ve created in the backend of my site?

Shortcode Generator
The easy way is to use the “Insert Testimonial” button while editing a page or post in WordPress and use the built-in shortcode generator. You must already have created a testimonial (Admin->Testimonials->Add New) before you can insert one into your site. Once you’ve customized your testimonial to your liking, click the “Generate Shortcode” button. Also, feel free to continue customizing your shortcode by utilizing the shortcode arguments described in this tutorial.

Manually
The shortcode format is as follows: [handsometestimonial id=””]
You can grab the specific shortcode for the testimonial you want to insert by going to the Testimonials->All Testimonials page in your WordPress Administration area

How do I change the displayed image size of the testimonial?

You can designate a specific pixel size or % by using the shortcode option: img_size=””
For example: [handsometestimonial id=”5″ img_size=”50px”]

What are all the customizations can I make to my testimonials?

Use the following shortcode options after inserting the standards shortcode: [handsometestimonial id=”#” ]

  • id=”” – Testimonial id to display
  • template=”” – Choose Template
  • img_shadow=”” – (yes/no) Image shadow
  • img_size=”” – (px/%) – Size for image
  • img_align=”” – (left/center/right) – Set alignment for image
  • img_loc=”” – (before/after) – Set image before or after text
  • title_color=”” – – Color of title
  • title_size=”” – (px/em) – Font size of title
  • tst_color=”” – (hex) – Color of testimonial body text
  • tst_size=”” – (px/em) – Font size of body text
  • txt_align=”” – (left/center/right) – Set alignment of all text in block
  • subtitle_color=”” – (hex) – Color of subtitle text
  • subtitle_size=”” – (px/em) – Font size of subtitle text
  • subtitle_italic=”” – (yes/no) – Make subtitle italic
  • border=”” – Choose whether to have a boder
  • border_width=”” – (px/em) – Border width if border is enabled
  • border_color=”” – (hex) – Color of boder
  • bg_color=”” – (hex) – Color of background
  • round_corners=”” – (yes/no) – Round corners
  • width=”” – (px/%) – Width of testimonial block
  • height=”” – (px/%) – Height of testimonial block
  • align=”” – (left/center/right) – alignment of testimonial block

Here’s an example:
[handsometestimonial id=”5″ template=”2″ title_size=”15px” tst_color=”darkred” shadow=”no” bg_color=”lightblue” round_corners=”yes”]

Do I have to use shortcode to change the appearance?

Nope! We now have a snazzy testimonial generator found on all pages and posts of your WordPress admin area.

What if there’s something about how my testimonial that I want to change that’s beyond the settings provided?

Perhaps you want to make the text of your testimonial italic or bold or you want to change the
margins of your testimonial. Simply find the specific css id tag of the testimonial on your page you wish to make changes to and add these css changes to your theme’s custom css file. The easiest way to find the specific css id selector for the testimonial you want to change is by using the “developer” function of your browser or a browser extension such as Firebug.

Reviews

perfect solution

For our (huge) WishListMember-powered site, GravityMember is the perfect solution. Ease of use gives peace of mind. Thanks for the great work!

Awesome Testimonial plugin

I’ve been searching for an awesome testimonial plugin for ages and came across Handsome apps by pure luck. The free version of the testimonial plugin is very easy to use and works very well with my theme version even though it isn’t tested with this version. About to upgrade to the pro version.

best solution

Thx for this nice and stylish Plugin! Very helpfull for my homepage. Looking forward to work with it!

So far I am very impressed

What I really like about the plugin is that the basic css has been done and you really do not have to mess with it. Colors and fonts appear to be controlled right from the post editor (tinymce). This is great. I really have not had a lot of time to investigate all of it. I installed it and set it up on a page and did some test posts. Everything works and pretty darn professional. I will probably buy the pro version in a bit as soon as I get used to the features and more of the setup here.

Fantastic job on a great plugin. The whole thing I have always seen is that when advertising a plugin the authors make the demo look extremely nice with a lot of css code but the actual download from them is a bare bones that you have to spend ALOT of time in the css to get it right. With this plugin you are not forced to do all that. Thats a big thing coming from a novice like me. 🙂

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Contributors & Developers

“Handsome Testimonials” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.5.8

  • Set single testimonial pages (custom post type) to noindex to prevent them from coming up in search engines. Testimonials are intended to be embedded in indexed pages/posts either directly or in widgets, not designed to be viewed as a single page.

1.5.7

  • Hid image width box when custom image width not selected for featured testimonial image

1.5.6

  • Fixed bug which displayed thumbnail image size instead of large images when large image selected
  • Adjusted shortcode generator layout slightly

1.5.4

  • Updated Admin messages
  • Bug fixes in general settings area

1.5.3

  • Updated Settings: replaced Feedback tab with Support tab
  • Changed email optin code
  • Replaced feedback tab with knowledge base feed in Settings

1.5.1

  • Updates to readme and directory listing

1.5

  • Improved Design Page
  • Clarified Language
  • Changed Plugin Name
  • Updated links from handsomeapps.io to ristrettoapps.com
  • Bug fixes

1.4.4

  • New Design menu page
  • Make the preview dialogue fixed when user scroll down
  • Update interface structure testimonial tab
  • Dialog col 2 “preview div” position fixed (centred)
  • Update Save Widget to Save Designs

1.4.3

  • New feature : Single Random testimonial

1.4.2

  • Fixed incompatibility issue with PHP 5.3 servers in settings page

1.4.1

  • CSS custom box added to the settings page
  • Yoast compatibility Fixed

1.4.0

  • Improved save and retrieve functionality for Widget Instances of testimonial settings
  • Updated Insert Testimonial Generator functionality and layout
  • Added admin area survey to get better feedback to improve plugin
  • Improved responsiveness of testimonials on mobile

1.3.1

  • Fixed bug which caused text widgets to display no content or to throw errors

1.3

  • Added Handsome Testimonial Widget for WP widget areas
  • Improved How to Use instruction page in Getting Started area

1.1.4

  • Added new free design
  • Added support for subtitle italics
  • Shortcode widget support
  • Added landscape mode
  • Added ability to float image to right or left
  • Fixed bug which prevented rich text in testimonial text

1.1.3

  • Added text alignment option
  • Added round/square testimonial image option
  • Updated default testimonial settings

1.1.2

  • Updated Help with typo fixes and separate FAQs

1.1.1

  • Fixed bug which through undefined variable when debug turned on

1.1.0

  • Added Insert Testimonial Shortcode user interface with live preview on page/post edit admin screens
  • Added Drag & Drop ordering to All Testimonials management screen in admin
  • Added Getting Started admin area with ability to send feedback and instructions for how to use plugin
  • Added screenshots + banner for WP Directory

1.0

  • Initial release. Includes testimonial manager and ability to display testimonials using shortcodes and arguments